Sohoton Cove National Park and Bucas Grande Islands

My beautiful family

My beautiful family

Sohoton” is a local word which means “to stoop or get down” through a small cave opening as the one and only way to get to the lagoon that is accessible by small outrigger boats during low tide.

riding the pump boat to Sohoton Cove

riding the pump boat to Sohoton Cove

Inside the maze-like blue lagoon and cove, you can see the naturally-crafted rock formations that are beautiful sights along with the crystal clear water, beautiful coral formations, and colorful fishes visibly seen below our boat.

from afar is the entrance to the cove that disappear during hide tide.

from afar is the entrance to the cove that disappear during hide tide.

we have to stoop down and protect our head from sharp edges above the cove.

we have to stoop down and protect our head from sharp edges above the cove.

heading towards the skippy tunnel

heading towards the narrow tunnel

the view inside the low lying tunnel

the view inside the low lying tunnel

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It’s the beauty of nature at its purest and finest!

the purest and virgin forest in the area

the purest and virgin forest in the area

inside the maze-like cove

inside the maze-like cove

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we saw some tourist diving on a platform

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so clean water and refreshingly good

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we are wearing hard hat and life vest while on a boat

We dive and swim through the opening of Hagukan Cave that is totally submerged underwater and experience the neon green light reflection that illuminates the whole cave.

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swimming into the Hagukan Cave

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inside the cave

 

The most exciting part of our adventure is the Magkuku-ob Cave where we follow the trail up to its exit on the top of the small mountain and dive or jump off the cliff with a diving platform that is 15 feet high to get back in the boat.

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the trail above the Magkuku-ob Cave

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my brother and his friend climbing up and out of the cave to the diving board.

very pure and clear water

very pure and clear water

The tourism center of Sohoton

The tourism center of Sohoton

the little misses

the little misses

We also visited other exciting islands in Bucas Grande like the Hidden Island Resort, Club Tara, and Tiktikan Lagoon.

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Hidden Resort Island

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The accommodation of Club Tara

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The rooms in Hidden Island Resort

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groupie at the resort

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the bridge and boat docking area in Club Tara

 

We have lunch in an inhabited and untouched white-sand beach.

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the girls are enjoying the sand

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a beautiful day!

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at Tiktikan Lagoon

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Our day is complete by visiting our relatives in a small village of Sta. Cruz in Socorro and savours the freshly prepared coconut juice.

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my relatives in Socorro and eating fresh coconut meat and milk

We all went home feeling revived and happy.

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